Sprinklers douse fire at Harwich resort

– Shortly before 2 p.m., Harwich Fire-Rescue responded to a fire alarm from The Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on Route 28. While enroute, additional information was received of a possible kitchen fire at The Twenty Eight Atlantic Restaurant located at the Resort, which upgraded the alarm to a line box including apparatus and firefighters from Chatham and Brewster Fire. Upon arrival Harwich Firefighters found the fire in the kitchen had been contained by sprinklers, thus averting a potentially serious situation, and downgraded the response to a first alarm assignment, canceling the incoming additional towns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appeared that aerosol cans stored too close to a heat source ignited which activated the sprinkler and alarm system. Firefighters stretched a single hand-line as a precaution and removed the box of aerosol cans and a commercial oven to the outside of the structure. The fire scene was secured and turned back to the Resort with all units clearing within the hour.

Reporting, photos and video by CWN associate Craig Chadwick

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